You don’t want to think about money at a time like this. Money doesn’t seem important while you are mourning the death of your parent, child, or spouse—and it isn’t important.
Although your life will never be the same, you will go on living—and living in the United States requires money. While you won’t profit from your loved one’s death, and you wouldn’t want to do so, you shouldn’t have to suffer a financial burden while you are already suffering a tragic loss.
Possible Damages You Could Recover in an Iowa Wrongful Death Case
Some of the damages that may be possible in a wrongful death settlement or lawsuit include compensation for:
- Medical bills incurred by your loved one from the time of the accident until the time of death.
- Funeral expenses.
- Past and future lost income.
- Out-of-pocket costs.
- Pain and suffering incurred by your loved one prior to death.
- Emotional suffering that you incur as a result of the death.
- Other losses.
This recovery will not alleviate your suffering, but it may help you avoid financial suffering. It may prevent you from losing your home, suffering financial hardship, or making sacrifices. It may help you maintain your current standard of living and allow you to provide for your children in the manner in which you and your spouse had wanted to provide for them.
Contact a Quad Cities Wrongful Death Lawyer For Help
You do not have to manage your own recovery. Instead, we encourage you to contact an experienced and empathetic Quad Cities wrongful death attorney for help with your legal and financial recovery.